Cassian Baliarsingh

A picture of a Twitter manager sleeping on the office floor has been doing the rounds on social media. The image was shared by another Twitter employee.The sleeping person has been identified as Twitter's director of product management Esther Crawford.

In the picture, we can see Esther wrapped in a sleeping bag and an eye mask behind a table and some chairs.

The image was posted by Evan Jones, product manager for Twitter Spaces. Sharing the picture on Twitter, Jones wrote, “When you need something from your boss at Elon twitter." Ms Crawford retweeted the photo with the caption, "When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork."

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However, Ms Crawford's post has drawn heavy trolling and alarmed responses on social media.

Later, in explanation, she wrote on Twitter, "Since some people are losing their minds I'll explain: doing hard things requires sacrifice (time, energy, etc).I have teammates around the world who are putting in the effort to bring something new to life so it's important to me to show up for them & keep the team unblocked."

In another tweet, she said, "I work with amazingly talented & ambitious people here at Twitter and this is not a normal moment in time. We are less than 1wk into a massive business & cultural transition. People are giving it their all across all functions: product, design, eng, legal, finance, marketing, etc."

"We are #OneTeam and we use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouWork to show it, which is why I retweeted with #SleepWhereYouWork - a cheeky nod to fellow Tweeps. We've been in the midst of a crazy public acquisition for months but we keep going & I'm so proud of our strength & resilience," she added.

If reports are to be believed, Twitter employees are working longer hours than before after Elon Musk took over Twitter. According to reports, Twitter managers have been told to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week.

A New York Post had reported that Mr Musk has asked workers to "literally work 24/7 to meet the deadlines. Workers fear they could lose their jobs if they're unable to complete the project by the end of the week."

Earlier, reports said billionaire Elon Musk plans to let go of a quarter of its workforce.